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la vega is live at nasa aims in mountain view where people gathered. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon. they were showing a feed of this. now it's just a recording of what it looked like. in the last 40 minutes it came as close as it would to the dearth. just to give you an idea how big it is, we're told it is as big as the size of this entire building, half a football field. on the screen, the asteroid doesn't look that spectacular. it looks like a small dot of light. these are pictures of the astroid being scene from an observatory in australia. it's 150 feet that's been dubbed 2012 da-14. scientists say there's no chance it will hit the earth. space enthusiasts came to watch the asteroid flying by as well as nasa scientists commenting on the significance. we spoke to a nasa expert and a viewer about the asteroid. >> it's coming very close and that gives us a wonderful opportunity to study it up close. and so we can learn a lot more about these types of objects. in terms of its scientist significance, there's depreleft over -- debris left over. >> i think
a little over half hour ago and nasa says it's the closest one of its kind to approach our planet. we did a little digging to get more information on it. it's known as 2012-d.a. 14. the asteroid is 150 feet and destined for earth's backyard. experts say this is not to be confused with russia's meteor. >> the european space agency has run the videotape backwards tracing the trajectory of this object and it doesn't seem to have a direct relationship between d.a.-14. >> reporter: before you start recalling 1998's film "armageddon," think again. it's not going to impact earth. >> we can say with great confidence there is no chance of it hitting the earth. >> reporter: as far as asteroids go, this is a little one. the one that wiped out dinosaurs was six miles across. nasa says the asteroid will miss us by 17,200 miles. to put that in perspective, that's closer than the television satellites beaming your signal right now. researchers hope this asteroid can help them learn how to avoid collisions with larger ones, which could destroy the earth. >> we'll
as a large asteroid makes it very close trip pass the art. these are nasa radar images and illustrations of * d a 14. the 150 m diameter rocks is going to pass so close to earth, that it will be even closer than some satellites! nasa says that it will be the best opportunity " never " to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about astroid past predictions. no need to worry, though, nasa scientists say that it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say and ask for this size would cause an expulsion equivalent to 82 and a half megaton bomb. we will be right back. >> here are the afternoon highs. is going to be a nice day. it will be 69 degrees impala alto. fairfield will be popping out at 70 degrees. bridgman will be at 67 degrees. it will be 71 degrees for santa rosa. your kron 47 day around the bay highlights that warmer weather will be for the weekend and we may see some light rain as we head into next tuesday and wednesday. >> we're not tracking any hot spots but here is your bridge to check. the drive times are still from 18 to 20 minutes. the san mateo bri
. >> thank you. it could be comforting to know nasa is emphasizing there is in connection between that meteor over russia and a huge steroid making a very close trip beyond earth today. these are images from nasa she, the asteroid, and it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so large, and it is half the side of a football field. oakland's center is hosting a telescope viewing party starting at 7:00 tonight. nasa is broadcasting the fly by on its site at abc7news.com under "see it on tv." extra happy to be awake this morning. >> if you have trouble picturing half a football field, people saying it is the sides of an olympic swimming fool -- pool coming by earth. >> it is cool or warm? >> it is warmer. dry. clear. offshore breeze kicked in yesterday and chased away the clouds. one area only has fog at 1.5 mile visibility in santa rosa. get ready for a warmer than average day and mid-60's the scene coast and upper 60's to mid-70's around the bay and inland. how the commute? >> relaxing. 5:32 on friday morning everything is looking good. if you travel from pleasan
to earth. this is video of nasa tracking the asteroid as it moves across the sky -- it is about the size of a football field. at its closest point, the asteroid, which is named 20-12 d-a-14, was just more than 17-thousand miles above the earth's surface. that's lower than some satellites. and while it's too far away to see with naked eye -- there is at least one spot you can go to check it out tonight. we'll show you where -- coming up at 5:30 will you could certainly see the sun out there for today is shining brightly. warm temperatures around the bay area. it is in the '70s in many locations. san francisco not a cloud in the sky. temperatures in san francisco at 70 degrees. low '70's in a lot of places. '70s for a sunnyvale and san jose. 75 degrees in oakland. absolutely beautiful day today. it's going to hang out for most of the weekend. in the meantime look for clear skies tonight. a little bit of patchy fog and a warm day tomorrow but another warm day look for highs in the '70s. things will be pulled down in san francisco but still a warm day. and a few minutes will share next week.
is at the nasa ames center in mountain view this morning to talk to us more about the meteor and then also the timing of it all because a big space rock is headed toward earth. >> reporter: yes, that's exactly right, frank and michelle. to every you go more information about that meteor though, russian scientists say that meteor entered earth's atmosphere about 33,000 miles per hour and hit the ground. more than 700 people are recovering from the meteor's shockwaves that fall caused explosions that broke glass over a wide area and it caught most people off guard. >> terrified. i just hit the snooze bar on my iphone for another nine minutes of sleep and all of a sudden, i fell back asleep and i hear this loud bang! >> reporter: now, this comes on the same day an asteroid known as 2012da14 is headed towards earth. it will make the closest fly-by of an object its size. the meteor and the asteroid are not related. it's coincidence that they are both happening in the same time frame. researchers say this asteroid is not expected to make an impact on earth.
are in a higher orbit than that, but unlike the russian meteor, nasa did see this space rock coming. >> nasa's currently studying about 9,000 of these near-earth asteroids. about 1,800 of them are fairly large and those are of very particular interest to us. >> now, overnight a bright flash was spotted streaking above the bay area sky. you might have seen it. and as the sky lit up, so did the phones in our newsroom. e-mails and tweets came pouring into kpix5. check that out. people concerned about a streak of light in the sky, and this youtube user posted this video of what may be a bright blue flash over the peninsula. we haven't been able to confirm the accuracy of that video, but, again, it was posted on youtube overnight from santa clarita to fairfield, facebook and twitter users reported seeing some type of flash just before 8:00 p.m. and nasa tells us there's no connection between the three of them, it was simply a cosmic coincidence. now, brian, you study these sorts of things. what's going on? it was kind of weird in 24 hours we saw all this. >> i
,200 miles of earth's surface but then cruise safely back into space. >> reporter: nasa says it is the largest to fly this close to earth since the agency started keeping track. while the experts say it won't hit the earth, 130,000 metric tons of flying mass still makes people a little nervous. >> an impact by an object the size that will pass next week happens about every 1,200 years. >> reporter: to understand the true impact of asteroids striking earth, you have to travel back 66 million years. that's the time frame researchers at uc berkeley have newly pinpointed as the demise of the dinosaurs. >> the dinosaurs we think are wiped out around 66.043 million years ago. that's to within about 320,000 years. >> reporter: in a paper published this week, the group noted along with volcanos, the final nail in the dinosaur coffin likely fell from space. >> one is that an asteroid slammed into the earth. that wiped out the dinosaurs and a lot of life on earth. >> reporter: next friday's asteroid path isn't expected to be quite as spectacular but oakland space center will offer the
>> astronomers will be glued to a large asteroid makes a very close trip past earth! these are nasa radar images and illustrations of the asteroid. the 150-meter diameter rock is going to pass so close to earth, it will be even closer than some satellites! no need to worry, though; nasa scientists say it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say an asteroid this size would cause an explosion equivalent to a two-and-a-half megaton bomb. >> coming up your complete sports... the bay area market ranked only 28th in super bowl television ratings despite the 49ers participation. have the giants. with two world series titles in three years. passed up the 49ers as the number-one team in the bay area? speaking of the giants. spring training is here and there will be a lot of eyes on the progress of tim lincecum. who had a subpar regular season but was great out of the bullpen in the postseason. will he ever regain his old form as a starter? and if not could a relief role. possibly as a closer. be in his future? third baseman pablo sandoval was obviously fantastic in the world series. but. like l
that will pass closer than some satellites to the earth. nasa says it is will be the best opportunity ever to witness a near miss but bright sunlight will keep the golden state from seeing it. nasa says there is no need to worry. it will definitely not hit earth. that's good to know. >> 150 meters, that would put a hole in the earth. >> too bad we can't see it. it would be a great show, right, elizabeth. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> it is. what were you talking about? [ laughter ] >> an asteroid! >> oh, okay. got cla. i have been thinking about fog. i have a foggy brain. >>> it's all over the bay area this morning. you can see it in spots towards the bay bridge toll plaza. we were actually just getting word of an accident now. unfortunately it's on the skyway section sounds like it's on the other side of the bridge westbound 80 by the 101 connector so heads up. we don't have major details now but it sounds like possibly lanes blocked. they also turned on the metering lights. that's why we are starting to see delays in the cash and fastrak lanes and we
to close at, it will be closer than some satellites. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about the asteroid have a prediction. the need to worry though, as the scientists say it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say the asteroid this size would cause an explosive equivalent to two and a half ton megaton bomb. >> we are back at 6:45 a.m. and authorities have all arrested the 45 year-old santa clara man for having explosives in his home. police say was a threat against a state senator at leland yee. the bomb squad detonated some of the explosives. the chp will blow up the rest of the close of this morning. a young man was shot on a campus at school and san leandro. investigators are now at that school looking for clues. they will be there for awhile, classes' have been cancelled today. this is the first homicide of the year for the lme that sheriff's office. olympic sprinter oscar the store has been charged with the murder of his third year-old girlfriend was shot dead in his home in south africa. pol
and it will be to bright out, but nasa is planning on streaming video of the flyby over the internet. da 14 is expected to pass by the earth friday morning around 11:30am pacific time. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news >> elsewhere, the current conditions with 59 degrees. 57 and antioch, 50s. oakland, 58. clear skies for the overnight conditions. pretty mild the chance for fog but not much. sunshine for the day tomorrow and on the warm sun for a lot of locations. '70s. after that, we are cooling down and showers are in the seven day forecast. the satellite and writer shore that high- pressure. coming out of that section with the satellite and radar. here is the future cast. 7:00 a.m., a cool down into the 50s. there are no 30's. by noon, we can see that green with 60s. the yellow, is 70's. many of us will be in the upper 70's closer. and we will cool things down by 5:00 p.m.. 60s. 50s for the lighter blue. for the morning lows. downtown san francisco, 40's on the map and some areas in the north bay toward but we are used to that. '70s in the south bay. evergreen, 73 degrees in for their fri
from nasa? >> we've been to nasa. they treat us like we're a bunch of space ka deads. but this could be a game-changer. >> why is it important? >> it's important because we need an insurance poll i. inevitably we're going to need one. it's inevitable. we need to have an early warning system and president obama had stated that a priority would be to land on an asteroid that. could help to focus our efforts to not just land on an asteroid but to deflect an asteroid. so bruce willis watch out. >> if we did know about this asteroid, is there anyway to take it out before we head toward earth? >> we don't want it to come to earth. what we need to do is nudge it or push it when it's farther out. that would take a few decades to get a booster asteroid on it. >> early detection would make a difference too. >> early detection is the key to it took years to build this business. the moment my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis started getting in the way that was it... it was time for a serious talk with my dermatologist. this time, he prescribed humira-adalimumab. humi
the size of a 15 story building. sun light will obscure the event but nasa will stream the fly by at 11:00 p.m. >>> valentine's day in san francisco always means one thing a huge pillow fight. it is just getting started and ktvu's mike mibach right there in the middle of all of it. >> reporter: it is the calm before the storm of the great pillow fight on valentine's day here in san francisco. it takes place right here in justin herman plaza. the official kickoff is around 6:00 p.m. they will hear the bells ringing and as soon as they hear the bells go it is game on as folks will start slugging away with their pillose. quit the selection. white, brown, pink. lot of costumes as well. talk about your experience. >> first timer. >> what brings you out? >> this is my friend. i am going to find my female tonight. >> reporter: why? >> facebook. she was talking about it today and i wasn't doing anything for valentine's day because i am single. >> reporter: do you have a technique? >> yeah. hold two hands and bring it across. >> reporter: you will have fun. is it chet? >> yeah. >> costume? >> i
was headed our way until a spanish dentist and amateur astronomer randomly discovered it a year ago. nasa doesn't have the resources to look for asteroids. which is why a trio of american astronauts and rocket scientist raise money to launch their own asteroid early warning system called sentinel dedicated telescope scanning the stars for threats. >> this asteroid is a wake up call we should be looking out there. these things do hit the earth. >>reporter: we can keep the plan it safe say scientist, if we just know what is out there headed our way. this is abc news, seattle. >>> that will get our attentio attention. he was in a bigger rush than she was. come up next on 7 news at 9. court ship by a former president. stay with us. i'll through presidents' day, get 36 months interest-free financing and save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. plus, free delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. keep more presidents in your wallet. this special financing offer ends presidents' day
that happens to wander into its pass although nasa has calculated it out and we don't think that's going to happen. >> reporter: tonight on the streets of oakland some sky watchers knew about the asteroid. while scientists are ruled out a collision this time, they're asking for more funding to catalog those objects. >> let's say there was one heading to the earth that we knew about and there was going to be an impact. we want as much time as possible to prepare for that event. >> reporter: despite how close the asteroid will pass it will not be visible to the unaided eye. this observation deck will be ohm from #: -- 7:00 to 10:00 to see that asteroid. christien kafton, ktvu news. >>> some people were injured during a collision. one car was trying to pass another and cross the center line. they say the driver hit another vehicle coming in the opposite direction. police say none of the injuries were serious and they do not believe that alcohol played a hole in -- played a role in the crash. >>> this video shows an armed robbery at a jewelry store in san francisco on west portal avenue. po
into its pass although nasa has calculated it out and we don't think that's going to happen. >> reporter: tonight on the streets of oakland some sky watchers knew about the asteroid. while scientists are ruled out a collision this time, they're asking for more funding to catalog those objects. >> let's say there was one heading to the earth that we knew about and there was going to be an impact. we want as much time as possible to prepare for that event. >> reporter: despite how close the asteroid will pass it will not be visible to the unaided eye. this observation deck will be ohm from #: -- 7:00 to 10:00 to see that asteroid. christien kafton, ktvu news. >>> some people were injured during a collision. one car was trying to pass another and cross the center line. they say the driver hit another vehicle coming in the opposite direction. police say none of the injuries were serious and they do not believe that alcohol played a hole in -- played a role in the crash. >>> this video shows an armed robbery at a jewelry store in san francisco on west portal avenue. police say they arrested
warning rather than a year a month or even a few seconds lake we saw did. ceo former nasa restaurant ed lou who said it would have made a difference if it was on impact course with earth. >> with 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years of notice it's pretty straight forward to deflect an asteroid. >> that's what we would have had with today big wuchbility it could have wiped out an area as largely as our own. that's why the b.6 12 foundation hoping to raise public donation of 4 50 million dollars. small price they say compared with paying for the alternative. >> how could we let our civilization or parts of our civilization or huge parts of our city or whatever go away. be destroyed if we could have done something about it. >> one other interesting note. government funded think tank called the ram institute concluded if we learned this asteroid were headed to earth and couldn't stop it that it would end all life here, the public should not be notified. institute suggest telling people only that there's something we can do about it. in the newsroom, abc 7 news. jeans. >> we have if you details tonigh
it passes by earth tomorrow morning but you will be able to watch the historic site online. nasa will stream the approach starting at 9:00 a.m. at pacific time. the fly-by is expected to be the closest an asteroid has ever come to earth. it will be -- it will be about 17,000 miles from earth. the closest will be in indonesia. astronomers say it's about the size of a white house. >> that's a big boy. >> yeah, it is pretty big. >>> 7:54. >>> steve and i have been on fog patrol. we went on the air at 4:30 we've been watching it for hours now. steve will talk about the fog. but visibility is improving for drivers. if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza, that even looks a little bit better. the fog was pretty low at one point. it's backed under for about a 25 to 30-minute delay. that's your live drive time there. once you get on the bridge, another 12 to 15 minutes on the span. also, contra costa county is beginning to get slower. traffic time is way down from pleasant hill to walnut creek in danville and alamo. let's go to steve. >>> we still have areas of fog. other locations are alrea
as the snow encasing him down that mountain. >>> the ceo of apple and a nasa engineer sat with michelle obama. you can't sit close to your wife surrounding her with nerds. >> "cbs this morning." >> i literally couldn't move my legs so they'd have to pick up my legs and put them into my next outfit. >> whoa, now there is he aa job. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." we start with breaking news the sweeping manhunt for fugitive ex-cop wanted in a deadly rampage appears to be over. overnight sheriff's deputies say charred remains were found inside a burned out cabin near big bear lake california east of los angeles. it's not yet confirmed the remains are those of christopher dorner. >> the cabin went up in flames after an intense shoot-out. only cbs news captured the gunfight while it was happening. carter evans was in the middle of it all and he is again in big bear. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, there is a new development. authorities are now reporting inside that burnt out cabin they found a california driver's license with the name "christopher dorner" on i
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